Dutch composer Martijn Comes waxes poetic about life and love.
November 19, 2008
review from Disquiet
For the second time this week, a long dependable but also relatively quiet netlabel has released something of note. Just yesterday it was Panospria, an accomplished netlabel that put out its first sets of freely downloadable music back in February 2004, but which this year has thus far posted only three releases. The most recent is Martijn Comes’s Lostitude. One highlight is a track titled after the soundtrack composer Jack Nitzsche, where pizzicato strings blur into a rough cluster of white noise that bring to mind the anarchic guitar symphonies of Glenn Branca.
Rough sounds filtered into an uneasy yet still beautiful quietude are a common refrain on Lostitude, but the album is anything but samey. On "LCD Waterfall", a thick column of droning turmoil makes significant modulations over the course of its eight minutes, taking on the feel of a Olivier Messiaen organ solo. And where “LCD Waterfall” moans, a track titled “The Rainbow Eater” glistens with chiming rounds of notes, like some 21st-century carillon heard amid luxurious held tones against a pinprick beat.